General Members Meeting, October 23, 5:00-8:00pm (VC 115)

All members of CUPE 3902 in good standing are encouraged to attend the Fall General Member’s Meeting.  Below please find the agenda and meeting materials to be discussed.

Agenda
Proposed Bylaw Amendment #1
Proposed Bylaw Amendment #2
Proposed Bylaw Amendment #3
Proposed Bylaw Amendment #4
Proposed Bylaw Amendments #5
Executive Committee Non-Concurrence Statement Re Bylaw Proposals #3-5

By-elections for the Executive Committee – Nominations for Chair and CRS 

This past summer Troy Lundblad took a leave of absence from his position of Chair of the Executive Committee and Valentina Fulginiti resigned as Communications and Recording Secretary.  The duties of the Chair have been fulfilled by the current Vice Chair of Units 3&4 (as per Bylaw 7.2n) while the Executive committee made a pro-tem appointment (Bylaw 8.5b) for the CRS.  Nominations for both of these positions are now open. Nominations will close at the October General Members Meeting.  Any member in good standing may be nominated for either position.  Please send nominations (of yourself or others) to cro@cupe3902.org.  All nominations must be seconded.

Toronto Municipal Elections – Go Vote!

Voting for the Toronto municipal elections will begin this Tuesday (Oct. 14).  The Toronto & York District Labour Council — to which CUPE 3902 regularly sends delegates — has identified and endorsed candidates throughout the city whose platforms and records ally with our own labour interests.  We hope that those members who are eligible will participate in this important election!  Click here for a list of those candidates.   More about the Labour Council’s take on the election can be found HERE.  See the attached map of endorsed candidates’ wards.  Finally, here is the City of Toronto’s general information page on the election.

Joint Health and Safety Committees

We are looking for members to sit on U of T’s Joint Health and Safety Committees as CUPE 3902 representatives. There are dozens of these committees across campus including those at UTM and UTSC.The University of Toronto is mandated by Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act to establish and maintain joint health and safety committees in the workplace. These committees consist of representatives of workers and management. By sitting on a committee you will help ensure a healthy and safe workplace for yourself and your fellow workers. No previous experience is necessary. The commitment is that of a couple of hours a month and all your time on the committee will be compensated at a rate of $42.05/hour. If you are interested please contact Alexander Ivovic, Internal Liaison Officer, at ilo@cupe3902.org. Be sure to indicate the Department(s) in which you do the majority of your work.